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New York Governor

  1. Cuomo plans New York tax change to avoid $1.5B hit on taxpayers - Crain's New York Business, (Andrew Cuomo), February 9, 2018
  2. Cuomo says whom he wants as his running mate - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Andrew Cuomo), February 8, 2018
  3. Cuomo commits $50 million to revitalize Genesee River corridor - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Andrew Cuomo), February 8, 2018
  4. Will Andrew Cuomo become a progressive hero? | am New York - amNY, (Andrew Cuomo), February 7, 2018
  5. GOP super PAC sets its sights on Andrew Cuomo's potential 2020 presidential bid - Fox Business, (Andrew Cuomo), February 7, 2018
  6. Governor Cuomo Announces 172 Distressed Mortgages Purchased In High Foreclosure Communities - LongIsland.com, (Andrew Cuomo), February 7, 2018
  7. Percoco trial: Jury learns how Todd Howe got Joseph Percoco consulting fees - The Journal News | LoHud.com, (Andrew Cuomo), February 7, 2018
  8. Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to Prepare for Heavy Snow - TAPinto.net, (Andrew Cuomo), February 7, 2018
New York Lt. Governor

  1. Andrew Cuomo wants Kathy Hochul to be running mate again - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Kathy Hochul), February 9, 2018
  2. Lovely Warren: Why being Lt. Gov. is not 'something I see myself doing' - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Kathy Hochul), February 6, 2018
US Senate

  1. Chuck Schumer 2014: You know what we should have? A military parade - Hot Air, (Chuck Schumer), February 8, 2018
  2. Linda Sarsour to Chuck Schumer: 'I'm Tired of White Men Negotiating on the Backs of People of Color' - Fox News Insider, (Chuck Schumer), February 8, 2018
  3. Gillibrand breaks with Schumer over budget bill – The Buffalo News - Buffalo News, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 8, 2018
  4. Gillibrand: GOP paid leave plan would weaken Social Security - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 8, 2018
  5. Congressman Mark Meadows: It’s Time Mitch McConnell Goes To 51 Votes In The Senate, The Heck With Allowing Chuck Schumer To Set The Agenda - FOX News, (Chuck Schumer), February 7, 2018
  6. Senate leaders strike long-term budget deal as they look to end threat of shutdown - The Independent, (Chuck Schumer), February 7, 2018
  7. John Kelly allowed a senior staffer to stay without a clearance despite damning evidence of spousal abuse - Washington Post, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 7, 2018
  8. Two women say Marines did nothing after they complained of sexually explicit overtures by officer - USA TODAY, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 7, 2018
  9. Chele Chiavacci Farley eyes GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 7, 2018
  10. Chuck Schumer: Trump government shutdown threat 'speaks for itself' - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), February 6, 2018
  11. Give Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi their chance - Daily Gazette, (Chuck Schumer), February 6, 2018
  12. Schumer to ask IRS to honor prepayments of property taxes - Newsday, (Chuck Schumer), February 6, 2018
  13. Gillibrand eyes better insurance for NY dairy farmers as milk prices dip - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 6, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. State AG launches probe into death of Bronx man in NYPD custody - News 12 Bronx, (Eric Schneiderman), February 8, 2018
  2. Blue States vs. Washington: The Fight Across The US - WGRZ-TV, (Eric Schneiderman), February 8, 2018
  3. 11 state AGs, including NY, sue Trump administration over Clean Water Rule delay - Syracuse.com, (Eric Schneiderman), February 7, 2018
  4. NY Attorney General Now Involved In Niskayuna Baseball Dispute - WTMM 104.5 The Team - ESPN Radio, (Eric Schneiderman), February 6, 2018
  5. Collins denounces state's effort to overturn Trump decision on waters rule - The Batavian, (Eric Schneiderman), February 6, 2018
  6. AG Schneiderman: lawsuit filed against photography studio - WRGB, (Eric Schneiderman), February 6, 2018
New York Comptroller

  1. NYSUT: DiNapoli's report shows need to fully fund public schools - Amsterdam News, (Tom DiNapoli), February 8, 2018
  2. Comptroller's Sales Tax Report – Positive for now and the future with some help - Albany Times Union (blog), (Tom DiNapoli), February 8, 2018
  3. NY State Comptroller Says Pebble Mine Not Worth Risk | NRDC - Natural Resources Defense Council, (Tom DiNapoli), February 8, 2018
  4. Letter from NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to First Quantum Minerals Regarding Potential Pebble Mine Agreement - Natural Resources Defense Council, (Tom DiNapoli), February 7, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. Judge Deals Blow to Council in Fight With Mayor Over Powers - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), February 8, 2018
  2. Mayor de Blasio Appoints Eight Judges to Family and Civil Court, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, February 8, 2018
  3. Mayor Bill de Blasio, DA Cy Vance at odds over subway farebeating prosecution - WABC-TV, (Bill de Blasio), February 8, 2018
  4. 'It's inappropriate workplace etiquette': New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized for kissing his way across a ... - Daily Mail, (Bill de Blasio), February 8, 2018
  5. Turnstile Jumping Pits de Blasio Against Police Reformers - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), February 7, 2018
  6. De Blasio implores feds not to deport 'beloved New York City community leader' Ravi Ragbir - New York Daily News, (Bill de Blasio), February 7, 2018
  7. Mayor de Blasio Announces Record High Graduation Rate, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, February 7, 2018
  8. De Blasio won't blame NYCHA boss for housing horrors — so she blames him - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), February 7, 2018
  9. Rising from the Ashes, Willets Point Redevelopment Will Go Forward, City Says - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), February 7, 2018
  10. De Blasio can't escape housing authority questions outside NYC - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), February 6, 2018
  11. Redevelopment project next to NY Mets' stadium is revived - Newsday, (Bill de Blasio), February 6, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. Discussions underway to change state tax code - Spectrum News, (Carl Heastie), February 8, 2018
  2. DREAM Act Passes New York Assembly, But Future Is Uncertain - WSHU, (Carl Heastie), February 8, 2018
  3. NY Assembly votes to change primary - The River Reporter (press release) (blog), (Carl Heastie), February 7, 2018
  4. Assembly approves tuition aid for undocumented immigrants - Utica Observer Dispatch, (Carl Heastie), February 7, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Savino Asks De Blasio for Help Passing 'Subway Grinder' Bill He Once Supported - Gotham Gazette, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), February 8, 2018
  2. Avella may have GOP challenge - Queens Chronicle, (Tony Avella), February 8, 2018
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Rep. Lee Zeldin can’t commit to supporting spending bill - Washington Times, (Lee Zeldin), February 8, 2018
  2. Butterfly Effect Project recognized by Rep. Zeldin in Washington - Riverhead Local, (Lee Zeldin), February 8, 2018
  3. Martial naw: Some ill at ease over Trump’s military parade idea - Newsday, (Lee Zeldin), February 8, 2018
  4. The Daily 202: Improving poll numbers give Republicans hope that the midterms might not be so bad - Washington Post, (Lee Zeldin), February 8, 2018
  5. Rep. Zeldin & Bipartisan, Bicameral NY Delegation Underscore Opposition to Drilling off Long Island Coast in Letter to Secretary Zinke, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), February 8, 2018
  6. 'Cost would be a factor' for Trump's military parade: Rep. Lee Zeldin - Washington Examiner, (Lee Zeldin), February 7, 2018
  7. Republicans Think Trump Is 'Too Stupid and Is Going To Lie' To Mueller, 'Morning Joe' Says - Yahoo News, (Lee Zeldin), February 7, 2018
  8. LI Reps. King, Zeldin attend White House meeting on MS-13 - News 12 Long Island, (Lee Zeldin), February 6, 2018
  9. Republicans Think Trump Is 'Too Stupid and Is Going To Lie' To Mueller, 'Morning Joe' Says - newsweek.com, (Lee Zeldin), February 6, 2018
  10. Trump disparages 'stupidity' of US immigration laws at MS-13 event - CNN, (Lee Zeldin), February 6, 2018
  11. Rep. Zeldin Meets with President Trump at White House on the Efforts to Combat MS-13, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), February 6, 2018
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. Man who filmed Eric Garner death sues SI prosecutor, alleging smear campaign - New York Daily News, (Dan Donovan), February 9, 2018
  2. Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on False Emergency Alert Warnings, Congressman Dan Donovan - New York, 11th (R), February 7, 2018
  3. Staten Island Dem party backs Max Rose for Congress - SILive.com, (Michael Grimm), February 7, 2018
  4. Staten Island Democratic Committee endorses candidate in Grimm-Donovan Congressional race - NY1, (Michael Grimm), February 7, 2018
  5. Sharp rise in Lyme disease spurs new action by Donovan - SILive.com, (Dan Donovan), February 6, 2018
  6. Unions shore up New York City's lone GOP congressman - Crain's New York Business, (Dan Donovan), February 6, 2018
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. House Dems urge Trump to fully fund Amtrak partners - The Hill, (Nita Lowey), February 8, 2018
  2. Cadet Nurse Corps bill deserves support - The Salem News, (Nita Lowey), February 7, 2018
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Medicare recipients to get better identity protection - Mid-Hudson News, (Sean P. Maloney), February 9, 2018
  2. Maloney to Hold First Town Halls of 2018 This Weekend, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), February 8, 2018
  3. Maloney, Staff Secretary Under Clinton, Asks Oversight Committee to Investigate Rob Porter Scandal, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), February 8, 2018
  4. Really? MSNBC Turns to Fmr. Bill Clinton Staffer to Lecture Trump White House on Scandal - NewsBusters (press release) (blog), (Sean P. Maloney), February 8, 2018
  5. Schumer, Maloney differ on federal budget deal - Mid-Hudson News, (Sean P. Maloney), February 8, 2018
  6. Small earthquake rattles parts of Putnam and Westchester - Mid-Hudson News, (Sean P. Maloney), February 8, 2018
  7. Maloney slams 'incredibly irresponsible' decision to keep Porter on staff - CNN, (Sean P. Maloney), February 8, 2018
  8. Maloney to Oppose “Drunken-Sailor” Spending Deal, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), February 7, 2018
  9. Rob Porter, White House Aide, Resigns After Accusations of Abuse - New York Times, (Sean P. Maloney), February 7, 2018
  10. BRABENEC ANNOUNCES RUN FOR THIRD TERM TO ASSEMBLY - Rockland County Times, (Sean P. Maloney), February 7, 2018
  11. How Positive Train Control Can Prevent Accidents - Newburgh Gazette, (Sean P. Maloney), February 7, 2018
  12. WEDNESDAY: Maloney to Hold Telephone Town Hall on Issues Impacting Older Americans, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), February 6, 2018
  13. Maloney Statement on Sixth Short-Term Spending Bill Since September, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), February 6, 2018
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Faso Secures Funding for Upper Delaware Council, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), February 8, 2018
  2. Rep. Faso Applauds Overhauls Made to Congressional Harassment Complaint and Investigation Process, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), February 8, 2018
  3. The 55 most baffling, unique, and head-scratching names celebrities gave their kids - INSIDER on MSN.com, (Zephyr Teachout), February 8, 2018
  4. ‘Law and Order: SVU’ actress Diane Neal’s independent run for Congress has Dems sweating - New York Daily News, (John Faso), February 8, 2018
  5. Diane Neal, ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star, To Run For Congress In New York As Independent - Uinterview, (John Faso), February 8, 2018
  6. Another 'flip flop' in Congress? 2018 midterms give Democrats hope - USA Today, (Antonio Delgado), February 8, 2018
  7. Faso Assumes Lead House Republican Sponsorship of STOP Act, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), February 7, 2018
  8. In Democratic congressional candidate debate, U.S. Rep. John Faso, Trump under fire - DAILYFREEMAN, (John Faso), February 7, 2018
  9. Morning Digest: 'Law & Order' actress could hurt Democratic chances in vulnerable GOP House seat - Daily Kos, (John Faso), February 7, 2018
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Stefanik to Support Bipartisan Budget Deal, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), February 8, 2018
  2. Stefanik to North Country Olympians: Bring Home the Gold!, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), February 8, 2018
  3. Stefanik leads rally for community health center funding, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), February 8, 2018
  4. Stefanik and colleagues urge renewed funding for nonprofit community health clinics, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), February 8, 2018
  5. Nicholville’s Slic Network Solutions awarded $26 million through state broadband expansion program, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), February 8, 2018
  6. People's Forum promises 'authentic town hall-style dialogue' - Press Republican, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), February 8, 2018
  7. House Passes Sexual Harassment Legislation that Includes Stefanik Provision to Protect Victims and Taxpayers, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), February 6, 2018
  8. Stefanik Hosts Rally in Support of Community Health Centers at U.S. Capitol, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), February 6, 2018
  9. Politics of Russia probe complicate budget and immigration negotiations - North Country Public Radio, (Elise Stefanik), February 6, 2018
  10. Stefanik speaks out on DACA, missile defense and more - Press Republican, (Elise Stefanik), February 6, 2018
  11. Stefanik leads rally for community health center funding - suncommunitynews.com, (Elise Stefanik), February 6, 2018
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. The 2018 playing field is tipping toward Democrats big time - CNN, (Claudia Tenney), February 8, 2018
  2. Brindisi starts online petition to restore net neutrality - Observer-Dispatch, (Anthony Brindisi), February 8, 2018
  3. Republicans are still in danger - Washington Post, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), February 8, 2018
  4. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Votes to Pass Anti-Sexual Harassment And Discrimination Policies, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), February 7, 2018
  5. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Statement on House Passage of Continuing Resolution, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), February 7, 2018
  6. GOP Rep: Dems May Not Be Treasonous, But They’re ‘Un-American,’ ‘Don’t Love Our Country’ - Mediaite, (Claudia Tenney), February 7, 2018
  7. Tenney votes to reform sexual harassment policies in Congress - Observer-Dispatch, (Claudia Tenney), February 7, 2018
  8. Six alumni who work in Washington, D.C., politics share their stories - news.colgate.edu, (Claudia Tenney), February 7, 2018
  9. CNN Key Races: Strong fundraising shifts several House races in Democrats' favor - CNN, (Anthony Brindisi), February 7, 2018
  10. Assembly approves tuition aid for undocumented immigrants - Observer-Dispatch, (Anthony Brindisi), February 7, 2018
  11. GOP Rep. Echoes Trump: Dems’ Refusal To Clap During SOTU Was ‘Un-American’ - TPM, (Claudia Tenney), February 6, 2018
  12. GOP lawmaker: Dems not standing for Trump is 'un-American' - The Hill, (Claudia Tenney), February 6, 2018
  13. Three GOP lawmakers oppose Assembly’s Dream Act bill - Rome Sentinel, (Anthony Brindisi), February 6, 2018
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Dana Balter wins designation of 3 county Democratic Committees - LocalSYR, (John Katko), February 8, 2018
  2. Another 'flip flop' in Congress? 2018 midterms give Democrats hope - USA Today, (John Katko), February 8, 2018
  3. Analysis: The GOP Catch-22 — Donald Trump - Roll Call Online, (John Katko), February 7, 2018
  4. Katko’s bipartisan, bicameral bill would modernize U.S. water systems - Ripon Advance, (John Katko), February 6, 2018
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. Slaughter says her bill led to CDC director's fall - The Daily News Online, (Louise Slaughter), February 8, 2018
  2. House Democrats Move Retreat to DC - Roll Call, (Louise Slaughter), February 7, 2018
  3. Congresswoman Slaughter calls for guidance on congressional cryptocurrency use - WHEC News - 10NBC, (Louise Slaughter), February 6, 2018
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Blue states vs. Washington: How the fight is growing across the U.S. - USA TODAY, (Chris Collins), February 9, 2018
  2. Collins Advises Constituents of Increased Credit Card Skimming Scams, Congressman Chris Collins - New York, 27th (R), February 8, 2018
  3. Democrats hold forum for candidates running to defeat Republican Congressman Chris Collins - Lamron, (Chris Collins), February 8, 2018
  4. Thursday's briefing: Hey, big spenders, what happened to the deficit? - Buffalo News, (Chris Collins), February 8, 2018
  5. New York’s WOTUS Lawsuit Threatens WNY Agriculture Industry, Congressman Chris Collins - New York, 27th (R), February 7, 2018
  6. Chris Collins: Republicans likely to release follow up memo to ... - Washington Times, (Chris Collins), February 7, 2018
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Lawmakers move to change primary day - Queens Chronicle, (Todd Kaminsky), February 9, 2018
  2. Cyberbullying task force bill introduced in State Senate - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), February 8, 2018
  3. Audit: FEMA lacked controls on second look at Sandy claims - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), February 7, 2018

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Velázquez on Appropriations Legislation, Dreamers, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), February 8, 2018
  2. Engel Statement on Venezuela Presidential Election, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), February 8, 2018
  3. Engel Statement on Global Gag Rule Report, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), February 8, 2018
  4. House Oversight Committee Agrees to Maloney Request for Investigation Into Larry Nassar Scandal, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), February 8, 2018
  5. Hellenic Caucus Co-Chairs Maloney and Bilirakis Introduce House Resolution Calling on Turkey to Respect Religious Freedom of Ecumenical Patriarchate, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), February 8, 2018
  6. Higgins Announces $900,000 for Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), February 8, 2018
  7. HOUSE JUDICIARY DEMOCRATS CALL FOR EMERGENCY HEARINGS AFTER ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL REVEALS RUSSIA HACKED U.S. VOTER ROLLS IN 2016, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), February 8, 2018
  8. Top Democrats Request Identities of Regulatory Reform Task Force Members, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), February 8, 2018
  9. Lowey Leads House Members in Urging Administration to Fully Fund Amtrak National Network Request in FY19 Budget, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), February 8, 2018
  10. Chairman Crowley Statement on Government Funding Bill, Congressman Joseph Crowley - New York, 14th (D), February 8, 2018
  11. Chairman Crowley Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Congressman Joseph Crowley - New York, 14th (D), February 8, 2018
  12. BREAKING: NY waterways are at risk, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter - New York, 25th (D), February 8, 2018
  13. Celebrating Black History Month, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter - New York, 25th (D), February 8, 2018
  14. Gillibrand, Slaughter Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Exempt New York State from the Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter - New York, 25th (D), February 8, 2018
  15. Velázquez Announces Wave of Funding for Local Head Start Programs, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), February 7, 2018
  16. Engel Statement on Tillerson's Russia Comments, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), February 7, 2018
  17. Engel Speaks Out, Votes Against Anti-Consumer Menu Labeling Bill, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), February 7, 2018
  18. Rep. Meeks and 32 House Democrats Urge Federal Banking Agencies to Strengthen Community Reinvestment Act Rules, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks - New York, 5th (D), February 7, 2018
  19. Lowey Statement on Six-Month Review of Expanded Global Gag Rule, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), February 7, 2018
  20. Congressman Adriano Espaillat Announces Celebrity Lineup to Recognize Dominican Heritage Month, Congressman Adriano Esplallat - New York, 13th (D), February 6, 2018
  21. Velázquez Bill to Rename Chinatown Post Office Passes in Committee, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), February 6, 2018
  22. Velázquez on FEMA Meal Contract, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), February 6, 2018
  23. Velázquez Takes Legislative Action for Ravi Ragbir, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), February 6, 2018
  24. Engel Remarks on Russian Election Meddling & Cybersecurity, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), February 6, 2018
  25. Lowey Disappointed by Passage of Polish Nazi Crime Law, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), February 6, 2018
  26. Slaughter, Author of STOCK Act, Leads Call for Increased Transparency on Buying, Selling of Bitcoin, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter - New York, 25th (D), February 6, 2018
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Responding to Influenza Emergency, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 8, 2018
  2. A.G. Schneiderman Announces Guilty Pleas And Convictions Of Three Queens Construction Companies For Failing To Pay 150 Workers Over $370,000 In Wages, Attorney General: New York, February 8, 2018
  3. Tax Fairness for New York, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 8, 2018
  4. Kingston Event 2-9, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 8, 2018
  5. Home Heating Assistance, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 8, 2018
  6. State Responding to Winter Storm, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 7, 2018
  7. A.G. Schneiderman Announces State Prison Sentence For Ringleader Of Multi-County Check Fraud Scheme, Attorney General: New York, February 7, 2018
  8. A.G. Schneiderman Leads Coalition Of 11 AGs In Suing Trump EPA For Illegal Rollback Of Clean Water Protections, Attorney General: New York, February 7, 2018
  9. Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On Approval Of Trump University Class Action Lawsuit By Federal Appeals Court, Attorney General: New York, February 7, 2018
  10. A.G. Schneiderman Announces Lawsuit Against Schenectady Photography Studio For Failing To Deliver Youth League Photos To Hundreds Of Consumers, Attorney General: New York, February 7, 2018
  11. A.G. Schneiderman And Acting Tax Commissioner Manion Announce Guilty Plea Of Steuben County Restauranteur For Failing To Pay Over $175K In Sales Tax, Attorney General: New York, February 7, 2018
  12. New Hyde Park 2-8, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 7, 2018
  13. Assemblymember Steck: Human Trafficking Awareness Month Puts Spotlight on Important Issue, Assemblymember Phil Steck: Press Releases, February 7, 2018
  14. Prepare for Winter Weather, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 6, 2018
  15. Flanagan and Heastie Announce Joint Legislative Schedule For Adopting SFY 2018-2019 Budget, New York State Senate: Press Releases, February 6, 2018
  16. SFY 2018-19 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Environmental Conservation Is Postponed, New York State Assembly: Press Releases, February 6, 2018
  17. Flanagan and Heastie Announce Joint Legislative Schedule For Adopting SFY 2018-2019 Budget, New York State Assembly: Press Releases, February 6, 2018
  18. RetrofitNY Program Launched, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 6, 2018
  19. February 2018 as Black History Month in the State of New York, New York State Senate: Press Releases, February 6, 2018
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. Three senators who didn't support DeFrancisco for majority leader now endorse him for governor - Auburn Citizen (blog), (John Flanagan), February 8, 2018
  2. What Sen. Flanagan owes NY's children - New York Daily News, (John Flanagan), February 7, 2018
  3. State Senate's New Sexual Harassment Policy Draws Criticism - Gotham Gazette, (John Flanagan), February 7, 2018
  4. Charter advocates descend on Albany but could see fewer battles in 2018 - Chalkbeat New York, (John Flanagan), February 6, 2018
NY State Senate

  1. Senate Democrats unveil anti-gun violence package - Albany Times Union, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria; NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), February 8, 2018
  2. NY Dems introduce package of 9 gun control bills - Guns.com - Guns.com, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan; NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), February 8, 2018
  3. New Appointees Named to Westchester County Human Rights Commission - The Examiner News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 7, 2018
  4. New York Democrats renew call for gun control laws - Spectrum News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 7, 2018
  5. Gianaris' Bill Increases Penalty For Fatalities Caused By Drivers Without Valid Licenses - Western Queens Gazette, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), February 7, 2018
  6. State Senate's New Sexual Harassment Policy Draws Criticism - Gotham Gazette, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan; Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 7, 2018
  7. $2M Kiryas Joel grant credited to GOP conference - Times Herald-Record, (NY Senate: Bill Larkin (R) - Cornwall-on-Hudson), February 6, 2018
  8. Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense for New York - AlterNet, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), February 6, 2018
NY State Assembly

  1. Hudson Valley Lawmakers Vote To Change State Primary Election Date - Putnam Daily Voice, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), February 8, 2018

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Coons, Senate Democrats call for public hearings on Russian collusion - Dover Post, (Richard Blumenthal), February 8, 2018
  2. Judiciary Committee Democrats call for public hearings on Russia probe - Washington Examiner, (Richard Blumenthal), February 8, 2018
  3. Democratic senators call for intelligence community watchdog to investigate White House security clearance process - Washington Examiner, (Richard Blumenthal), February 8, 2018
  4. Democrats Want Public Hearings With Trump Jr., Kushner - Newsmax, (Richard Blumenthal), February 8, 2018
  5. Dems call for probe into security clearances after WH aide resignation - The Hill, (Richard Blumenthal), February 8, 2018
  6. Democrats request investigation into White House security clearance process - Politico, (Richard Blumenthal), February 8, 2018
  7. Social Emotional Learning Awareness Week - The Newtown Bee, (Richard Blumenthal), February 8, 2018
  8. Connecticut Students Selected For United States Senate Youth Program - Woodbridge Town News (press release), (Christopher Murphy), February 8, 2018
  9. Opioid-Baby Hope - New Haven Independent, (Christopher Murphy), February 8, 2018
  10. Senators Urge Pentagon to Expand Scrutiny of Fitness Apps that Can Reveal Sensitive Military Sites - Washington Free Beacon, (Richard Blumenthal), February 8, 2018
  11. Senators Urge FDA To Reject Philip Morris Tobacco Device - Law360, (Richard Blumenthal), February 8, 2018
  12. Senators Urge DOD To Study Phone Tracking Risks - Law360, (Richard Blumenthal), February 8, 2018
  13. Why is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau turning against consumers? - St. Louis American, (Richard Blumenthal), February 8, 2018
  14. IRS extends tax break for crumbling foundation repair costs - The CT Mirror, (Richard Blumenthal), February 7, 2018
  15. Sen. Blumenthal Blasts Withdrawal of Sleep Apnea Policy - Transport Topics Online, (Richard Blumenthal), February 7, 2018
  16. Senate Dems push FDA to reject alternative cigarette health claims - The Hill, (Richard Blumenthal), February 7, 2018
  17. Sen. Blumenthal: If Trump refuses to testify, it's a "profound sign" of ... - Shareblue Media, (Richard Blumenthal), February 7, 2018
  18. Clyburn, Blumenthal Call for Return of Comcast/NBCU Conditions - Multichannel News, (Richard Blumenthal), February 7, 2018
  19. CT uncertain about Azar '91 - Yale Daily News (blog), (Christopher Murphy), February 7, 2018
  20. More than 200 Puerto Rican evacuees no longer eligible for hotel stays - Meriden Record-Journal, (Richard Blumenthal), February 6, 2018
  21. Hope for a deal remains as DC shutdown deadline nears - CT Post, (Richard Blumenthal), February 6, 2018
  22. WATCH: Dems say Trump will look like he has something to hide if he avoids Muller interview - The Hill, (Richard Blumenthal), February 6, 2018
  23. Dems blasting Nunes memo once urged FISA court transparency - Fox News, (Richard Blumenthal), February 6, 2018
  24. Sources: President Trump won't testify - wwlp.com, (Richard Blumenthal), February 6, 2018

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ISSUES

Voting Issues

  1. Commentary: State's election boss beats Trump on voting panel - Porterville Recorder, (Vote Fraud), February 8, 2018
  2. Wisconsin Justices Rule State Can Wait to Release Union Voting Records - Courthouse News Service, (Voter Intimidation), February 7, 2018
  3. The vote fraud that Democrats refuse to see - New York Post, (Vote Fraud), February 7, 2018
  4. Ward 2 Alderman motion granted in voter intimidation lawsuit - Franklin Home Page, (Voter Intimidation), February 6, 2018

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DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA

Democracy for America

  1. IVI-IPO endorse Muslim in 5th Congressional District - The Arab Daily News (blog), (Democracy for America), February 8, 2018
  2. IVI-IPO endorse Muslim in 5th Congressional District - The Arab ... - The Arab Daily News (blog), (Democracy for America), February 6, 2018

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FROM THE BLOGS

Election Law Blog

  1. Cutting-Edge Evidence and an Old-Fashioned Decision, February 9, 2018
  2. Scalia Legacy: Trump Wants Originalists, Textualists and Flamethrowers on the Federal Bench, February 9, 2018
  3. Jim Gardner Analysis of PA Redistricting Decision: “Federalism complicates the analysis as a state court opens a second front in the struggle against gerrymandering”, February 9, 2018
  4. “As deadline looms, Republicans consider new strategy for Pa. congressional maps”, February 8, 2018
  5. “Orange County, Calif. Election Academy aims to educate voters”, February 8, 2018
  6. “Cybersecurity Threats Loom, Nation’s Outdated Election Infrastructure Must Be Upgraded”, February 8, 2018
  7. Yale Law Journal Forum symposium: Five Years After Shelby County v. Holder: The Ongoing Fight for Voting Rights, February 8, 2018
  8. “Kobach sits on board of veterans group that isn’t using money to help veterans”, February 8, 2018
  9. Watch Recent Federalist Society Panel on Donor Disclosure and Donor Privacy with Judge Bea, Brad Smith and Me, February 8, 2018
  10. Watch Videos of Recent Hearings on Voting Rights in North Carolina from the USCCR, February 8, 2018
  11. “8 years later: How Citizens United changed campaign finance”, February 8, 2018
  12. Watch Video of the Panel on Justice Scalia’s Legacy at National Constitution Center with Kannon Shanmugam, Elizabeth Wydra, Jeff Rosen and Me, February 8, 2018
  13. “Group picks Alaska to challenge unlimited campaign donations”, February 8, 2018
  14. “Lawsuit Filed Over Arkansas’ Revamped Voter ID Law”, February 8, 2018
  15. Full Employment for Election Lawyers Dep’t: NC Legislature Files Emergency 4th Circuit Appeal to Reverse Trial Court Decision on Primaries for Appellate Judges, February 8, 2018
  16. “Pa. Supreme Court releases gerrymandering opinion: 2011 map violates ‘free and equal’ elections”, February 8, 2018
  17. “Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems, says top U.S. official”, February 8, 2018
  18. Breaking: FEC Commissioner Goodman Resigns, Leaving FEC with Barely a Quorum and an Uncertain Future, February 7, 2018
  19. Coming Up Today: I’ll Be Part of Live Webcast of Justice Scalia’s Legacy Event at the National Constitution Center, February 7, 2018
  20. Understanding the Supreme Court’s Two Orders in the North Carolina Gerrymandering Cases, and How It Fits into the Bigger Picture, February 7, 2018
  21. “Eric Holder’s Group Targets All-G.O.P. States to Attack Gerrymandering”, February 7, 2018
  22. “Campaign Finance System Of Big Money Now Overshadows Watergate-Era Reforms”, February 7, 2018
  23. “Ohio’s proposed gerrymandering fix is not perfect, but big step (analysis)”, February 7, 2018
  24. “How the Republicans rigged Congress — new documents reveal an untold story”, February 6, 2018
  25. “Evidence of a winning-cohesion tradeoff under multi-winner ranked-choice voting”, February 6, 2018
  26. “Did Donald Trump profit from his own presidential transition?”, February 6, 2018
Daily Kos Elections

  1. This Week in Statehouse Action: I Want To Know What Law Is edition, February 8, 2018
  2. House Democrats are expanding the map in a big way, February 8, 2018
  3. Holocaust denying anti-Semite dress-up Nazi Republican candidate tells CNN he's not a Nazi, February 8, 2018
  4. Pennsylvania will soon redraw its House map to end GOP gerrymandering. How would you draw the lines?, February 8, 2018
  5. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 2/8, February 8, 2018
  6. Morning Digest: Ann Wagner not ruling out Senate bid, but special election in her backyard's a worry, February 8, 2018
  7. Pennsylvania GOP's threat to impeach Supreme Court is real—and it's how they plan to cling to power, February 7, 2018
  8. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 2/7, February 7, 2018
  9. Morning Digest: 'Law & Order' actress could hurt Democratic chances in vulnerable GOP House seat, February 7, 2018
  10. Show Me GOP fear: Democrats flip deep red state legislative seat in Missouri special election, February 7, 2018
  11. Missouri House special elections open thread, February 6, 2018
  12. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 2/6, February 6, 2018
  13. Morning Digest: Supreme Court won't block ruling striking down Pennsylvania GOP's House gerrymander, February 6, 2018

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